Buy a Filter or Be a Filter!

Every day we read about chemical spills, problems with lead in the water, the dangers of chloramine and chlorine, Chromium 6, Rocket Fuel, Pharmaceuticals and on and on…  There are lots of problems with our water in America, leaving us with the feeling that our water is under attack.  Well, it is! We have all read about the problems in Flint, Michigan and then  find out that Flint is the…

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Should I Buy a Water Softener on Amazon?

We get that question a lot because we have a website called www.FleckSystems.com and some people think we are Fleck.  Fleck Controls is a manufacturer of water softener and backwashing filter control valves and is owned by Pentair.  The above question was propounded to us today and here was my answer: We are a dealer for Fleck, not Fleck.  However, we get many calls a day from irate customers demanding…

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Protect Yourself From Brain-Eating Amoebas

If you read this headline, a couple of things may stand out: #1 – You may think it’s right up there with Protect Yourself From the Zombie Apocalypse!  Yeah, that will never happen; and #2 – If you happen to know me, you probably believe I would be immune from such an organism, because the amoeba would likely die of starvation.  So there is that. Actually, the headline is 100%…

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Introducing Pulsar Modular Water Filter Systems

We live in a world where information is readily available on nearly every subject.  Water quality is no different.  More and more consumers are becoming aware of troubling contaminants and problems in their water supplies.  Flint, Michigan is but the tip of the iceberg.  There are likely 2,000+ cities with similar problems due to aging infrastructure and poor maintenance practices, as well as poor enforcement of existing rules. Allison Young…

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Toxic Algae Blooms in Water

Many people have never heard of microcystin, but what you don’t know can harm, or even kill you.  This issue first arose when the Governor of Ohio, John Kasich has declared a state of emergency in Toledo, Ohio  in 2014, after the water treatment plant testing results showed the water contains microcystin.  Also, on May 8, 2017, residents of Summit Lake near Olympia, Washington were advised not to drink or…

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Outside Water Softener Installations

Question: Are your water softeners rated for outside placement? Here in central Florida, almost every installer is placing the units outside of the home buried 1 1/2 to 2 feet next to the city water value. If it is, does that shorten the electronics warranty? Answer: If you live in a part of the country where it does not freeze (or seldom freezes) then you probably know that sometimes the only…

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Don’t Get Scammed into Buying a Salt-Free Softener

… because there is no such thing as a salt-free softener, unless you want to include a whole house reverse osmosis system in that definition. Selling “salt-free water softeners” is a marketing dream, because there are no rules and conventional and usual definitions of certain words can evidently just be ignored.  That might explain why many “marketing” companies are selling devices which they call “salt-free water softeners.”  The truth is:…

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Pulsar Disruptor Filter – A Game Changer

New Pulsar™ Disruptor® Filter with Ahlstrom Media The Pulsar Disruptor Filter is a disruptive technology, in that it displaces an established technology and shakes up the industry or a ground-breaking product that creates a completely new industry. When the PC replaced the typewriter, it forever changed the way we work and communicate. Cell phones were “disruptive technology” because it allowed us to communicate from almost anywhere and the Pulsar Disruptor Filter System is…

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OXi-Pro-7 Stabilized Hydrogen Peroxide

If you are a user of Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2), you already know that it is the best way to oxidize iron and sulfur (hydrogen sulfide).  You have undoubtedly seen the results that it produces by eradication of the iron and sulfur completely.  People are often amazed when water containing high levels of hydrogen sulfide is completely free of the nasty odor after the catalytic process using hydrogen peroxide as a…

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Reverse Osmosis Systems That Kill Bacteria

Everyday, consumers purchase hundreds of Reverse Osmosis systems for the purpose of protecting themselves and their family from chemicals and contaminants such as arsenic, lead, chlorine, pesticides, and high TDS while mistakenly believing that their new reverse osmosis system will also eliminate bacteria – IT WON’T!  Reverse osmosis is not designed to remove bacteria.  In fact, we now know that bacteria can grow inside the tank and that in some…

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